Candy and hotdog rocks

American Chateau features grandiose tongue-in-cheek works by Jaime Hayon and Nienke Klunder.

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At first glance, the American Chateau works by Jaime Hayon and Nienke Klunder look like custom-made pieces for a 17th-century palace. However, on closer inspection it becomes clear that instead of heroic classical marble busts, pieces like Melting Virgin and the Rocking Hot Dog are more tongue-in-cheek than congratulatory. And then there’s Klunder’s Versailles-meets-Disneyland Big Rock Candy Mountains… Hayon and Klunder have collaborated since 2003 but American Chateau at Spring Projects in London was their first public collaborative exhibition.

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